Tag Archives: Politics/government

Lasting in love
Amor eterno

“I feel I got married yesterday.” Yet, what seemed like moments ago to Larry Cosentino was, in fact, June 6th 1948 – 67 years ago this summer.
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Hit-and-run driver sought
Se busca conductor que atropelló y huyó

La policía todavía está en busca de un conductor que atropelló, y huyó, matando a un hombre del Bronx en una intersección muy transitada de Marble Hill, el pasado lunes 23 de febrero.
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New ADAs Announced
Nuevos ADAs anunciados

Bronx District Attorney Robert T. Johnson has hired four new Assistant District Attorneys (ADAs), as was announced this past Tues., Mar. 3rd.
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The “Know Your Rights” Series

The Safety Net Project, together with Councilmember Andy King, will host its fourth in a series of “Know Your Rights” trainings on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at 7 p.m. at Boston Secor Community Center, 3540 Bivona Street. The session will focus on issues and safety net programs critical to many Bronx residents in District 12.

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King Coat Drive

In light of the frigid temperatures, Councilmember Andy King is mobilizing a coat drive for all Bronx residents. On Sun., Feb. 22nd, King will be distributing coats at his district office, located at 940 East Gun Hill Road. “There are far too many people – children and seniors included – who have been suffering through these bitter cold days...

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The workers among us

MTA bus operators carry more than two million passengers every day over the most difficult routes in the world, constantly congested with traffic and pedestrians. The Transport Workers Union, Local 100, alone represents more than 10,000 of these operators. It would be nearly impossible to find someone living in this city for any length...

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Love in the balance
Amor en equilibrio

Su primera entrevista en Goldman Sachs parecía prometedora. Pero poco después, la oportunidad se desvaneció. La historia de Ramón Lebron podría sonar familiar...
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The Study of Sotomayor
El estudio de Sotomayor

Fordham Law students visited the United States Supreme Court late last month for a unique meeting with Bronx native Justice Sonia Sotomayor...
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Klein quits law firm, backs new ethics laws
Klein respalda nuevas leyes de ética

State Senator Jeff Klein has announced that he was cutting ties with his law firm and backing an ethics plan that would limit the outside income that lawmakers ...
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Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s State of the City 2015

Bienvenidos! Won-Ying! Welcome to El Barrio, East Harlem! Thank you to our Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer! Thank you to Reverend Que English from the Bronx Christian Fellowship...

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Talking the Bronx 02.11.15
Hablando del Bronx 02.11.15

Meet Barry, Maurice and Robin, three billy goats that encounter a bridge troll en route to their concert at the Lovinger Theatre at Lehman College....
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Wanted: Parents sought for education councils
Se buscan padres

They want you.The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is looking for a few good parents to serve on...
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Hailing Heastie
Hace historia Heastie

Bronx Assemblymember Carl Heastie was elected as Speaker of the New York State Assembly on Tues., Feb. 3. In the chamber’s 238-year history...
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“This is our calling”
“Esa es nuestra vocación”

Buenas tardes. Me siento honrado de haber ganado su apoyo para ser elegido como el nuevo presidente de la Asamblea del...
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Weather advisory for Thurs., Jan. 29th

The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) issued a weather advisory for light snow and cold temperatures beginning the evening of Thurs., Jan. 29th, through the Sat., Jan. 31st. “Light snow expected Thursday night through Friday morning, with dangerously frigid temperatures and life-threatening...

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Parking regulations suspended through Jan. 31st

The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, announced on Wed., Jan. 28th that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended Thu., Jan. 29th, Fri., Jan. 30th, and Sat., Jan. 31th to facilitate snow removal.

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Lauding the launch
Aplausos para la tarjeta

A host of elected officials, led by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, gathered at the Bronx Library Center on Fri., Jan. 23 to mark ...
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Ritual, not rest, on the seventh day
Ritual, no descanso, en el séptimo día

Es su ritual. El grupo de mujeres se reúne el último domingo de cada mes. Como en otras prácticas, ellas tallan la costumbre...
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Aid for scam victims
Ayuda para víctimas de estafa

Local families victimized by a housing scam will soon receive some relief, after an Inwood man has created an online fundraiser to help them recover money they lost to a con artist....
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A dream denied
Un sueño negado

Para varias familias locales, el sueño de una vivienda asequible se convirtió rápidamente en una pesadilla, después de que dicen que fueron estafadas por $ 2,700 dólares cada una por una mujer...
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Why I am Visiting Israel
Porqué estoy visitando Israel

El pueblo de los Estados Unidos ha permanecido firme con el pueblo de Israel desde el día en que el país fue fundado en 1947...
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Proud of service
Orgulloso del servicio

El jueves 15 de junio, DNAinfo.com publicó un artículo sobre una demanda presentada por Carmen Díaz-Santiago...
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No Garbage Collection or Street Cleaning on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has announced that in observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, there will be no garbage, recycling, or organics collection, or street cleaning on Monday, January 19, 2015. In addition, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed...

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Making the grade in style
Sistema con estilo

Monitoring cosmetology businesses should be as easy as A-B-C, according to local legislators. Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr.
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In remembrance
Cuomo sepultado

El ex gobernador del estado de Nueva York Mario Cuomo fue sepultado el martes 6 de enero en la iglesia católica St. Ignatius Loyola en Manhattan.
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A lion at rest
Un león descansa

“They are having a sale.” It was a little white lie one mother told her young daughter in the early evening hours of Mon., Jan.
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De Blasio: Crime down in NYC
De Blasio: disminución del crimen

El índice de delincuencia de la ciudad de Nueva York cayó en el 2014, dijo el alcalde Bill de Blasio. En su intervención en 1 Police Plaza junto con el comisionado de la policía William Bratton...
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Un año que viene y otro que se va

Durante los primeros 18 años de mi vida, cada año, mi familia se reunía en casa de Mamá Justa, mi abuela materna, y con cantos de “un año que viene y otro que se va”, esperábamos el nuevo año.
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The Difficult Conversation Must be Had
La conversación difícil que hay que tener

Criando a un hijo puertorriqueño en Washington Heights, a menudo me preguntaba qué decirle sobre cómo lidiar con la policía. Aunque hoy the Heights es un área en proceso de aburguesamiento, durante los años 80...
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Never forgotten
Olvidados jamás

As winter winds blow through the city, New Yorkers look to head inside their homes for warmth. But for many...
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Holding court at the century mark
La corte de celebración

Tal como va el condado, también va el Tribunal Testamentario. El Bronx ha pasado la mayor parte del 2014 celebrando su centenario y ahora fue el turno del tribunal de marcar su 100° aniversario....
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Speaker sounds out
La portavoz resuena

"It's important that the City Council gets information to ethnic communities," said Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, while...
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Advocates protest Manhattan Institute
Defensores protestan contra el Instituto Manhattan

Homeless people and their allies led a rally at the Manhattan Institute this past Wed., Dec. 11th and marched inside the organization’s offices ...
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Talking the Bronx 12.17.14
Hablando del Bronx 12.17.14

The Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) and the Garifuna Coalition will present the “Second Annual Parranda con Paranda: A Puerto Rican and Garifuna Holiday Celebration...
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“Feels like open season”
“Se siente como temporada de caza”

A Staten Island’s grand jury’s decision on Dec. 3rd to not bring charges against New York Police Department (NYPD) Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner drew disappointed...
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Get on Board
Todos a las Juntas

Bronx residents are invited to make a difference in their community by joining their local Community Board. The Office of The Bronx Borough President will be accepting applications for all 12 Community Boards...
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